Lamb with mash and ratatouille

A great restaurant-style meal served at home. Serve the lamb with a homemade pesto, celeriac mash and a fresh spring ratatouille for a well balanced meal
Serves: 6
Prep time: 45 mins
Cooking time: 50 mins
Total time: 1 hr 35 mins
Skill level: Easy peasy


Griddled lamb steaks with fresh pesto

    • 6 lamb steaks, about 175g (6oz) each
    • 1 tbs olive oil

For the pesto:

    • 30g (1oz) each basil and mint (stalks and leaves)
    • 1 fat clove garlic, peeled and crushed
    • 3 tbs pine nuts, toasted
    • Juice of ½ lemon
    • 4-5 tb extra virgin olive oil

Celeriac mash

    • 1kg (2¼lb) celeriac, peeled and diced (850g/1¾lb prepared weight)
    • 1 tbs lemon juice
    • 60g (2oz) butter
    • Freshly grated nutmeg
    • Salt and ground black pepper

Spring ratatouille

    • 1 tbs olive oil
    • 1 onion, peeled and sliced
    • 2 heads (about 250g/8oz) fennel, thinly sliced
    • 2-3 med courgettes, sliced
    • 150g (5oz) baby plum tomatoes, halved


Griddled lamab steaks with fresh pesto

    1. To make the pesto: Chop the herbs roughly and mix in a bowl with the garlic, pine nuts, lemon juice and oil. Season.
    1. Brush the steaks with the oil and cook on a griddle over a high heat for a couple of mins on each side, then for about 5 more mins over a lower heat. Spoon the pesto over to serve.

Celeriac mash

    1. Add celeriac and lemon juice to a pan of boiling, salted water. Cook for about 30 mins, until soft. Drain well. Blend in a food processor with the butter, some nutmeg and seasoning, until smooth.
    1. Spoon on to hot plates and place the lamb on top.

Spring ratatouille

    1. Heat the oil in a large pan with the onion. Cook for 5 mins, then add the fennel and courgette and cook for 15 mins, stirring occasionally, until just tender. Take off the heat, add the tomatoes and season well. Serve warm.

Nutritional information per portion

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.